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Spotsylvania

(spŏt'sĭlvā`nyə), rural county (1990 pop. 57,403), NE Va., formerly part of the estate of Alexander Spotswood, colonial governor of Virginia. It was the scene of several major engagements of the Civil War, including the battles of FredericksburgFredericksburg, battle of,
in the Civil War, fought Dec. 13, 1862, at Fredericksburg, Va. In Nov., 1862, the Union general Ambrose Burnside moved his three "grand divisions" under W. B. Franklin, E. V.
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 and ChancellorsvilleChancellorsville, battle of,
May 2–4, 1863, in the American Civil War. Late in Apr., 1863, Joseph Hooker, commanding the Union Army of the Potomac, moved against Robert E.
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 and the battles of the Wilderness and Spotsylvania Courthouse in the Wilderness campaignWilderness campaign,
in the American Civil War, a series of engagements (May–June, 1864) fought in the Wilderness region of Virginia. Early in May, 1864, the Northern commander in chief, Grant, led the Army of the Potomac (118,000 strong) across the Rapidan River into the
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The Greater Fredericksburg area encompasses businesses located in Stafford, Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania, King George, and Caroline county.
AT&T had launched 4G LTE in Northern Virginia in October 2011 and the expanded coverage now includes Fredericksburg and parts of Stafford and Spotsylvania counties.
To provide or request additional information, please contact Detective Leonard Short, Spotsylvania County Sheriff's Office, Fredericksburg, Virginia, at 540-507-7106 or Ishort@spotsylvania.
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Recess "gives you time to clear your mind and get ready for the next half of school," says Spotsylvania third grader Davin Hadlock, and a lot of people think 15 minutes just isn't enough for that.
Transportation employees in Virginia's Stafford County didn't have to start from scratch; they followed a path blazed 10 years earlier by colleagues in neighboring Spotsylvania County.
This lesson is based on the National Register of Historic Places registration file, Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park and Cemetery, and primary sources from the park.
Rhea continues his examination of Grant's overland campaign in The Battles for Spotsylvania Court House and the Road to Yellow Tavern, May 7-12, 1864.
Anyone interested can call or write me for more information: Jackie Simoes, 12802 Flintlock Drive, Spotsylvania, VA 22553; (540) 972-3632.
Free Lance-Star, written by Keith Epps and sent in by alert reader Venetia Sims, this particular snake, a 4-foot Burmese python identified only as ``a Spotsylvania County snake,'' was apprehended by an Alcoholic Beverage Control agent and the Spotsylvania Sheriff's Office in connection with a liquor-store robbery.
Principal battles: First Bull Run (Manassas, Virginia) (1861); Fredericksburg (1862); Chancellorsville, Gettysburg (1863); Spotsylvania, Cold Harbor, Petersburg (Virginia) (1864); Appomattox (1865).